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Will These Numbers from Capstone Turbine Be Good Enough for You?

Capstone Turbine (Nasdaq: CPST  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Nov. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Capstone Turbine's revenues will grow 16.6% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $32.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Capstone Turbine logged revenue of $28.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $24.3 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.03. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 compared to -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 7.5%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -26.0%, 820 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -27.0%, 1,510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $134.8 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 587 members out of 628 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 give Capstone Turbine a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Capstone Turbine is outperform, with an average price target of $2.29.

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  • Report this Comment On November 04, 2012, at 9:37 PM, gordon160 wrote:

    I have followed CPST for over 2 yrs. I originally was very excited about the company. I have made 2 favorable trades in CPST. Now it is obvious that CPST does not have a management that can ramp up an efficient production line to ever increase it's margins to be a succesful company. What's more compelling is this failure and the lack of outside bids for the company means that their patents are not valuable enough for other more capable companies (GE, etc) to make a bid for the company. I am sorry, the management of this company have only learned how to keep the hype going. There is no "beef" here.

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